No NHL? No problemSaturday, December 22, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
No NHL? No problem.
All hockey enthusiasts and community supporters are invited to participate in the Northside Toyota and Bon Soo 2nd annual Easter Seals Ball Hockey tournament which is scheduled for Saturday February 9, 2013 at Northside Toyota’s dealership located on Great Northern Road.
Last year’s tournament was a big hit among players, fans and volunteers alike so event organizers, James Boynton and Steven McCoy have doubled the capacity for this year’s tournament to 24 teams.
Spots are already being filled by returning teams so anyone interested in joining the upcoming tournament should contact McCoy or Boynton as soon as possible to secure their spot.
All 12 spots were filled in less than a week last year so register today and don’t miss out on this year’s action.
Contact options are listed below.
Last year the event raised almost $9,000 and event organizers have high expectations for this year’s tournament.
“We want to raise at least $15,000 this year,” said McCoy. “We were blown away by the response and overall amount we raised last year. It was well beyond our own expectations and we have been excited all year to do it again.”
Event organizers have already begun recruiting teams for this year’s tournament.
A $100 team fee submitted by January 25 will secure a spot in the tournament and all teams are expected to raise at least $500 in pledges per team.
Players must be 18 years of age or older.
Last year teams raised an average of $730 per team while Tigers Blood took home the title of top pledge raising team by collecting $884 for Easter Seals.
This year prizes will be awarded to the top two pledge raising teams, along with a grand prize for the top individual pledge raiser.
The tournament winner will be crowned 2013 champion, awarded prizes and get to drink from the “cup”.
Food and beverages will be available along with activities and entertainment acts for the kids.
Mark your calendar, rally your friends and support Easter Seals by registering for this year’s ball hockey tournament.
For more information and updates go to Facebook.com/sooballhockey or contact event organizers:
Steven McCoy 705-575-6249
James Boynton 705-206-2263